Have you heard about this?
All of our sixth form students who enrol in degree programmes at universities receive a £100 scholarship in their second year as a consequence of a moving story about one of our former pupils, who tragically lost his life in the First World War.
Mrs Bungey and her late husband agreed to leave half their estate to provide a memorial to their son, Second Lieutenant Gerald Edward Bungey. The yearly funding for the award comes from interest paid each year on a bequest left to the Enfield Grammar School Foundation from the estate of Mrs Maude Bungey and is paid out by our Foundation Trustees who are part of our governance structure.
Gerald attended the EGS from 1911 to 1914 and was Captain of 1st Cricket team and Football Elevens, and runner of the mile and half-mile
Joining the army soon after the declaration of war in 1914, he was killed in action on 4th August during the Battle of the Somme at the young age of just 19 years, while fighting with the 14th Fusiliers.
It makes you reflect on all those young men (many just out of school) who never had the chance to go onto any type of further education or live out their lives.
In school we have a memorial to all those alumni who never came home; Gerald E Bungey is listed in the first column..
“No greater sacrifice can a man make in giving his life in serving his country so that others may live in peace and freedom.”
Second Lieutenant, ‘D’ Coy. 9th Bn. Royal Fusiliers, Son of William EJ and Maude M Bungey.